Good Morning, it’s Friday, 11 August 2017, and this is the mid-day edition of The Nightshift, the world’s overnight news feed.
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The school yard trash talking between the White House and North Korea continued on Thursday. President Trump said, among other things, that the U.S. was “locked and loaded” in further response to North Korea’s comments about targeting Guam. The net result of the most recent round of dialogue was to raise tensions all over the world and send the American stock market down (again). Get a grip, guys.
Mitch McConnell remains a target of criticism from the White House. Only a matter of time before the White House completely loses whatever influence it had within Congress. That will pretty much assure than no significant legislation will be passed.
President Trump commented on theFBI’s pre-dawn raid at one at Paul Manafort’s residence, saying that he “…knows Paul Manafort. Haven’t spoken to him for a long time, but I know him.” Less than a ringing endorsement for the man who was once the Trump for President campaign manager. Trump also said the raid was “pretty tough stuff”. Yes it was. And there’s more coming as the investigation into possible Russian collusion with the Trump campaign continues.
The first round of the PGA Championship was completed yesterday at Quail Hollow. Kevin Kisner and Thorbjorn Olesen are the leaders at four under. Pre-tournament favs Jordan Spieth and Rory McIlroy are at plus one; Phil Mickelson–who always plays well in majors–carded an 8 over par and will have to produce a terrific round of golf today just to make the cut and play on the weekend.
Investors in Uber are suing founder and former CEO Travis Kalanick for fraud. They want Kalanick totally out of Uber and want control of the board. Uber’s had more than a few problems, but it is a massive enterprise and has made a lot of investors extremely wealthy. Perhaps there’s a better solution than totally booting out the guy who built it.
Today is National Sons and Daughters Day. If you have one, or both, make it special for them. It’s also National Presidential Joke day, but to celebrate that, we suggest catching Seth Meyers opening monologue every weeknight.
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